Funding Opportunities

NCRC manages a variety of grant programs to support NCRC member organizations in communities across the nation, and to advance affordable housing, small businesses, arts & culture, housing counseling and other needs.

NCRC Field Empowerment Fund

FEF empowers NCRC network members to level up established service lines through a catalytic injection of grant funding that bridges the financial delta. The purpose of the grant is to build on an existing program or service area so as to concretely upgrade the organization’s baseline for service delivery in a way that allows the improved community benefit to be sustained beyond the grant period. Learn more.

NCRC Fellowship for Equitable Development

NCRC will pair up to twenty-five students from urban planning, community development, or public administration masters-level university programs, with its premiere high-performing community development corporations (CDCs) and community development financial institutions (CDFI) member organizations. Learn more.

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Past Grant Opportunities

Field Empowerment Fund 2023

NCRC’s Field Empowerment Fund (FEF) supports organizations that are making strides in helping low-wealth communities, with a focus on advancing racial equity through affordable housing, small business and housing counseling. Learn more.

MicroBiz Capital Accelerator Program (MCAP)

NCRC will award between $20,000 – $50,000 to up to six nonprofits with grant and/or small-dollar capital programs that uniquely target local, microbusinesses owned by people of color. Learn more.

Artistic and Culturally Significant Business Research Opportunity

NCRC is offering three $5,000 grants to members who work with artistic or culturally significant Black- or Latino-owned businesses. Learn more.

Illinois $175 million Back to Business Grant Program

NCRC, working in partnership with The State of Illinois are accepting applications for the B2B Restaurants, B2B Hotels, and B2B Creative Arts grant programs who experienced business interruption or adverse conditions due to COVID-19. Learn more.

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